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Mt. SAC's Students of Distinction Awarded

Students of Distinction

June 15, 2020 - 08:04 AM

Each year, Mt. SAC honors the best of the best among its students. Nominated by faculty and staff in four categories, the students being honored will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a plaque and lapel pin, as well as legislative commendations for their achievements. The awards and prizes are sponsored by the Associated Students.

In addition, seven Educators of Distinction were nominated by students and selected to be honored.

Student Life and the Broadcast Services Department created a virtual ceremony to honor these extraordinary students and educators. Please find the list of educators and  students below the video.

The winners are:

Academic

These students showed outstanding performance in their academic studies

Jamie ChanJamie Chan (Sociology) - Transferring to University of California, Berkeley with a goal to obtain a government position to promote equity in educationCarina Matz

Carina Matz (Psychology) - Transferring to Arizona State University with a goal to become  a criminal behaviorist

Mohammed MortadaMohammed Mortada (Political Science) - Transfer school is To Be Determined (TBD), with a goal to become an attorney for the United Nations

Stephanie WidjajaStephanie Widjaja (Biological Sciences) - Transferring to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a goal to become a medical oncologist

Gini A. MartinezGini A. Martinez (Psychology) - Transfer school is TBD with a goal to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant

Brian NgBrian Ng (Psychology) - Transferring to UCLA with a goal to pursue a job in Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Service

These students have performed significant service to the College and/or community through activities related to a recognized Mt. SAC club or organization

Bethany SestiBethany Sesti (Biology) – Transferring to University of California, Riverside (UCR) with a goal to become a research scientist, studying the cellular and molecular processes of microorganismsPaola Marian Benitez

Paola Mariana Benitez (Sociology) – Transfer school is TBD with a goal to become a Higher Education counselor at a community college

Arianna MurguiaArianna Murguia (Spanish, Community and Culture) – Transferring to UCLA with a goal to become a community college counselor

Jesus Garcia-TorresJesús García-Torres (Political Science) – Transfer school is TBD with a goal to become a Civil Rights Attorney 

Alejandro AndasAlejandro Andas (Business Administration/Economics) – Transferring to University of California, Berkeley with a goal to become a venture capitalist that invests in green and eco-friendly companies

Competitive

These students have exhibited outstanding individual performance through competitions on behalf of Mt. SAC

Quinn Reese De AvilaQuinn Reese De Avila (Nursing) – Transfer school is TBD with a goal to become a pediatric oncology nurse at the City of Hope

Sebastian CarcanoSebastian Carcano (Psychology) – Transfer school is TBD with a goal to pursue a career in Behavioral Neuroscience in animals or Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Personal

These students have persevered and overcome severe hardships and challenges

Daniel HurtDaniel Hurt (Ornamental Horticulture) – Transferring to California Polytechnic University, Pomona (CalPoly) with a goal to work for the UC Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources in programs that reduce hunger and food scarcityAlicia Barrera-Trujillo

Alicia Barrera-Trujillo (Sociology) – Transferring to CalPoly with a goal to become a high school adviser

Pedro Mariano GonzalezPedro Mariano Gonzalez (Chicanx Studies) – Transfer school is TBD with a goal to teach Ethnic Studies in K-12 and Community College

Carolina PonceCarolina Ponce (Business Administration & Accounting) – Transferring to UCLA with a goal to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Juanito PerezJuanito Perez (Communicative Disorders) – Transferring to California State University, Fullerton with a goal to become a Speech Pathologist

Guadalupe SanchezGuadalupe Sanchez (Sociology) – Transferring to University of California, Berkeley with a goal to become a career and educational counselor at a community college

Patricia Ann NunezPatricia Ann Nunez (Sociology) – Transferring to Pitzer College with a goal to work with incarcerated women and assist with the creation of new programs that will serve as alternatives to incarceration

Educators

Tutasi Asuega

Tutasi Asuega

Gary Enke

Gary Enke

Madison Stute

Maddy Stute

Eric Lara

Dr. Eric Lara

Kare’l Lokeni

Kare’l Lokeni

 Jassmin McLeod

Jassmin McLeod

 

 Manoj Jayagoda

Manoj Jayagoda